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Bumbling Bee

Added Sep 22, 2012

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






So you might be thinking, oh that’s a really nice striped fabric, but actually it isn’t…
I had some cut off’s of white and black gabardine sitting around so I sewed them all together to make a skirt.

Easy right?

Unfortunately no… I cut each piece the same width and was very careful with measuring the seam line, but somehow when I joined them all together at the side seams they didn’t quite match up….

And me being ever so lazy, I decided that ruffles and bright colours will distract the eye from looking at aforementioned mistakes.

Either way, I think it looks pretty good I guess!

see more at my blog Sewing The 60s

Material Notes

Black and White Garbardine off cuts




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Preppy

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    Oct 6, 2012, 09.29 AMby dudette0sam

    This is so cute and you are adorable. do you have a blog? If not I wish you would make one! check out mine at styleboner.blogspot.com Sam

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      Oct 7, 2012, 09.26 PMby alekat

      I thought of having one once, but decided that I wouldn’t really have anything to say! I’ll deff have a look at yours though! Thanks for commenting too

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      Oct 7, 2012, 11.58 PMby dudette0sam

      I don’t think you would necessarily need to say anything… you could just post your amazing pics on it. maybe some process photos, everybody loves those. Just to see how other artists work is always fun.

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      Oct 8, 2012, 06.14 AMby alekat

      Oh I guess that’a true. But I can kinda do the same one burdastyle with minimal commitment! =D

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    Sep 24, 2012, 01.43 AMby kaiju

    this is awesome! i love it

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 24, 2012, 11.08 AMby alekat


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    Sep 22, 2012, 02.41 PMby Lolibraun

    Beautiful dress!

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    Sep 22, 2012, 10.06 AMby Mary Athey

    i.m thinking of pulling my scrap bag out as well lol. fab skirt x

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 24, 2012, 11.09 AMby alekat

      do it! and show us the results! =)

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    Sep 22, 2012, 08.07 AMby laracrj

    I love this! And it looks like a really stylish dress with that top! I might hunt out some remnants this weekend!

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    Sep 22, 2012, 04.31 AMby MojoHollz

    Well it may have started as an accident but it sure ended up like a work of art! I love the understated-ness of the black and white. Sometime high contrast can get busy but you have kept it manageable and sleek, very sophisticated. I am now trying to think if I have any scraps so that I can try this technique :)

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Sep 22, 2012, 07.34 AMby alekat

      Oh thank you! Yeah it’s a grey way to use up bit a long fabric. I hope to see yours up soon!

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